The temperatures are dropping and Red-tailed Hawk pairs are returning to their old hunts. Both hawks were in Tompkins Square Park this evening. Nice to see them enjoying the park.
I spent the afternoon watching more Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the Oven in Central Park, just as I had yesterday. They're so much fun to watch!
In the Ramble of Central Park is an area of the Lake called the Oven. It has a patch of Jewelweed that attracts Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks during the fall migration. It also attracted a Tennessee Warbler today as well.
Now that we're in late September that number of bats seems to be declining at the Model Boat Pond. Tonight I got 8 recordings of Big Brown Bats, 29 recordings of Eastern Red Bats and 29 recordings of Silver-haired Bats. Of course a single bat will have multiple recordings. These number are a lot fewer than a few weeks ago, although the Silver-haired Bat number are the highest I've seen for this species.
Fall Migration is in full swing with lots of different species in Central Park. My favorite of the day was this male Hooded Warbler.